Dick Dale

Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 8:00 PM
The Studio Theatre

Produced by Elko Concerts
Presented by the King Center

In the King Center Studio Theatre
Saturday, April 15, 8 p.m.

Tickets on Sale Friday, December 16 at Noon

Tickets starting at $54 (inclusive of fees)

The Dick Dale Phenomenon. His style is something different and unique. Since his first appearances in Balboa, California at the famed Rendezvous Ballroom, he has set and broken attendance records everywhere he's performed. Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950's. He was given the title "King of the Surf Guitar" by his fellow surfers with whom he surfed from sun-up to sun-down. He met Leo Fender, the guitar and amplifier Guru, and Leo asked Dale to play his new creation, the Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The minute Dale picked up the guitar, Leo Fender broke into uncontrolled laughter and disbelief. He was watching Dale play a right handed guitar upside down and backwards. Being completely self-taught, he was playing a right handed guitar left handed and changing the chords in his head then transposing the chords to his hands to create a sound never heard before. It is a Phenomena that Dale is still playing with not only the same vengeance as he did in the 50's, but his playing is unleashed and shredding into the 90's with a focus and power as if from Mother Nature. He shares the stage with fellow players of all generations up into the alternatives of the 90's. Dale is also a master at the Acoustic, Electronic, Bass and Spanish Guitars.

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